hysterics Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “hysterics” in the English Dictionary

"hysterics" in British English

See all translations

hystericsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /hɪˈster.ɪks/
uncontrolledbehaviour or ​crying, usually ​caused by ​extremefear or ​sadness: Convinced the ​plane was about to ​crash, many ​people were ​sobbing and in hysterics. informal uncontrolledlaughter: He was ​hilarious - he had us all in hysterics.
(Definition of hysterics from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hysterics" in American English

See all translations

hystericsplural noun

 us   /hɪˈster·ɪks/
a ​state of ​uncontrollableexcitement or ​emotion: I told her she couldn’t have it and she went into hysterics.
(Definition of hysterics from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hysterics”
in Chinese (Simplified) 歇斯底里发作, 狂笑…
in Turkish sinir krizi/buhranı, isteri nöbeti…
in Russian истерика…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歇斯底里發作, 狂笑…
in Polish histeria…
What is the pronunciation of hysterics?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“hysterics” in British English

“hysterics” in American English

Word of the Day


a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More